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So you've gotten to #1....Now what ?

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So twice now I've gotten to #1 for profession city in one medium-sized city, one very large city. In both cases, the #1 ranking only held for about 4 months, then dropped. I had been building a fair amount of high-pr HPBL's to these sites, and have been replaced by sites with much weaker backlink profiles.

What do you guys do to maintain your #1 rankings ?

Thanks in advance,

-Tony.

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I don´t think it´s any different to rank a site to #1 or to keep it on #1 regarding linkbuilding. Some people tell that You can user weaker links for maintaining positions but I don´t see any logic in that.

For me it´s usually that I get #1 and if my page has bad user-experience I drop as soon as I stop linkbuilding.

I think for maintaining you should check out:

  • The user experience in compare to your competitors (bounce rate, time on site)
  • How much links You loose each months

And then You should determ how many new links You need.

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I think for maintaining you should check out:

  • The user experience in compare to your competitors (bounce rate, time on site)
  • How much links You loose each months

And then You should determ how many new links You need.

Would you mind telling me how you can check your competitors user experience (bounce reate, time on site)?

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So twice now I've gotten to #1 for profession city in one medium-sized city, one very large city. In both cases, the #1 ranking only held for about 4 months, then dropped. I had been building a fair amount of high-pr HPBL's to these sites, and have been replaced by sites with much weaker backlink profiles.

What do you guys do to maintain your #1 rankings ?

Thanks in advance,

-Tony.

What did you do/change when you hit the #1 spot?

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So twice now I've gotten to #1 for profession city in one medium-sized city, one very large city. In both cases, the #1 ranking only held for about 4 months, then dropped. I had been building a fair amount of high-pr HPBL's to these sites, and have been replaced by sites with much weaker backlink profiles.

What do you guys do to maintain your #1 rankings ?

Thanks in advance,

-Tony.

Hi Tony:

The recent trend to rank well for your keyword depends on two important factor

1. Bounce Rate

2. Unique Content

Though your competitor website have less backlink than you, they would have got good bounce rate and unique content.

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What did you do/change when you hit the #1 spot?

Matt, I didn't change anything. I just kept doing the same things that I thought got me to #1 in the first place, which was to build HPBLs on as many different geo-diversified hosting accounts as I could..

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Hi Tony:

The recent trend to rank well for your keyword depends on two important factor

1. Bounce Rate

2. Unique Content

Though your competitor website have less backlink than you, they would have got good bounce rate and unique content.

Since these are locksmith sites, which is usually an emergency service, the only thing the visitors are interested in, in this particular case, is your phone number and how much it costs, but mostly your phone number since they can just ask you on the phone how much it will cost. So once they got the phone number, they don't have any more use for my site. So it would be a high bounce rate, but a good user experience. No ?

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I wouldn't change anything to be honest. If it's a competitive phrase, you'll lose the spot if you lose the momentum.

However, It might be worth it to invest extra time and money into user experience and conversion rates though. That's never a bad idea.

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So twice now I've gotten to #1 for profession city in one medium-sized city, one very large city. In both cases, the #1 ranking only held for about 4 months, then dropped. I had been building a fair amount of high-pr HPBL's to these sites, and have been replaced by sites with much weaker backlink profiles.

What do you guys do to maintain your #1 rankings ?

Thanks in advance,

-Tony.

Local is a bit different, you need to make sure you have as many citations as possible, Google really loves those for local.

I knew there was a post with a list of citation links

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Dude, There's no "Exact Medicine" to maintain the top #1 rank...

The best advice I know is "Keep your link velocity same.....If you have been building 5 links a day previously . start doing that again..for a long time and your ranking should jump few miles :) "

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Local is a bit different, you need to make sure you have as many citations as possible, Google really loves those for local.

I knew there was a post with a list of citation links

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Those were ranked #1 for many months with zero citations..... :(

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Those were ranked #1 for many months with zero citations..... :(

So imagine how well they would do with the citations. From what I have seen Google seems to be giving more weight to the citations then they previously had. Honestly though I have not tried to rank a local site without them for quite awhile now so you may well be able to do it without them. I do know that I have seen local sites rank with a bunch of citations and not much else.

You do need to make sure that all the info on the site and in the citations matches exactly. Even little differences can dilute any benefit.

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